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The Campaign of the Jungle.djvu

Old Glory Series



THE CAMPAIGN OF THE JUNGLE


OR


Under Lawton through Luzon


BY


EDWARD STRATEMEYER


ILLUSTRATED BY A. B. SHUTE


BOSTON

LEE AND SHEPARD PUBLISHERS
1900

Copyright, 1900, by Lee and Shepard.


All Rights Reserved.


The Campaign of the Jungle.


Norwood Press
J. S. Cushing & Co.—Berwick & Smith
Norwood Mass. U.S.A.

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"You are from the Olympia, I believe?"—Page 23.

PREFACE


"The Campaign of the Jungle" is a complete story in itself, but forms the fifth volume of the "Old Glory Series," a line of tales depicting life and adventure in our army and navy of to-day.

The heroes of these various stories are the three Russell brothers, Larry, Walter, and Ben. In the first volume we told of Larry's adventures while "Under Dewey at Manila," in the second and fourth we followed Ben as "A Young Volunteer in Cuba" and during the opening campaign "Under Otis in the Philippines," while in the third tale we saw what Walter could do "Fighting in Cuban Waters."

In the present volume the reader is asked to follow the fortunes of both Larry and Ben in two important expeditions of that gallant soldier, General Henry W. Lawton, the first directed against Santa Cruz on the Laguna de Bay, where the insurgents were left badly scattered, and the second from Manila to San Isidro, a winding advance of about one hundred and fifty miles through the jungle, which took twenty days to complete, and during which time twenty-two battles were fought and twenty-eight towns were captured, along with large quantities of army stores and the like. This latter expedition was one of the most daring of its kind, and could not have been pushed to success had not the man at its head been what he was, a trained Indian fighter of our own West, and one whose nerve and courage were almost beyond comprehension. Small wonder it was that when, later on, General Lawton was killed on the firing line, General Otis cabled, "Great loss to us and to his country."

As in the previous volumes of this series, the author has endeavored to be as accurate, historically, as possible, and for this reason has examined the reports of the officers high in command, as well as listened to many tales related by the returning soldiers themselves. It is therefore hoped that if any errors have crept in they may not be of sufficient magnitude to hurt the general usefulness of the work from an historical standpoint. As a story of adventure, the writer trusts it will find equal favor with those that have preceded it in the series.

EDWARD STRATEMEYER.

Newark, N. J.,

March 1, 1900.

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


"'You are from the Olympia, I believe?'" Frontispiece
PAGE
"'Alto!' came the sudden cry" 47
"'Hullo, sailor, where did you come from?'" 82
"'The well is poisoned! don't drink! it will kill you!'" 115
"His sword kept the two Tagals back" 147
"'Can you hold on a few minutes longer?'" 173
"On they plodded, up an incline that seemed to have no end" 236
"Down went the sapling over the edge of the cliff" 281


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1924.


The author died in 1930, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.